January – November 2003
As the only full-time employee of the Festival in 2003, I worked in the areas of fundraising, programming, coordinating festival events nationwide, liaising with documentary filmmakers, press and other international festivals, and the Encounters/Sithengi (SA Film & TV Market) partnership.
Encounters also ran numerous training and documentary development initiatives including the Close Encounters Workshop Series and the Documentary Coproduction Forum (DCF), all of which I coordinated and managed in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
I was the Festival Coordinator for three prior editions of Encounters (2000 – 2002) while in the employ of Big World Cinema.
Nodi Murphy, then Festival Director